US Military Going All-in on Windows 10
Monday, 20 March 2017
The United States Department of Defense has signed a partnership with Microsoft to upgrade no less than 4 million computers to Windows 10, but it turns out that the Redmond-based software giant is close to scoring another important win. The Pentagon’s Joint Regional Security Stacks wants to increase adoption of Windows 10 and Azure cloud services, with a goal of bringing no less than 90 percent of the systems in its network on Microsoft’s most recent desktop operating system. Former DOD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen recently explained that the goal is now to cut the physical server footprint, so investing more in cloud services seems to be the logical step to do. At the same time, he revealed that the DoD wants to switch to commercial solutions rather than to stick with software developed for the government that is losing support very fast and costs more. “It’s the first...
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